Thursday, February 16, 2012

Will Administrative Foolishness Ever End?

Well all, looks like administrative threats to stop computer access to those who refuse to sign the abomination known as the Computer Usage Policy continue. The following has just come from someone, of course an unnamed someone (doesn't the policy say we must identify ourselves in electronic communications? I guess this only applies to faculty and staff).

"Fellow CSU Faculty and Staff:

If you are receiving this email, it is because you are a Full-Time employee of CSU and you have been identified as not being in compliance with the new computer use policy. You must comply with this mandate by the end of business February 17, 2012. If you don’t comply by signing and returning your compliance form to the Human Resources Department, your network systems access will be removed.

If your network systems access is removed, it may take up to 48 hours to restore. Please be aware that Monday February 20, 2012 is a holiday and no reinstatements will happen before Tuesday February 21. Reinstatement requests may only come from the Human Resources Department. Please do not call the HelpDesk asking for your systems access to be restored.

I have attached the reminder message sent on January 26. The message contains all of the information needed to come into compliance with the policy. This is the final reminder. All employees not in compliance will have their network, Banner, CSU express and Cougar Connect portal access terminated.

Please contact the ethics office via if you have any questions or concerns about the policy."

The computer usage policy is an incredibly vague and punitive policy that will not allow us to conduct university business. It intends to limit our ability to criticize those on campus who fail to do their jobs or who implement policies antithetical to the mission of a university.

Shame on them. They risk student education in order to attempt to quiet those who would stand up for our university.

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